How to Make Money With Hostgator Affiliate Program

Have you ever thought to make money from your hosting instead of paying?

Yes, it’s possible. I’ve been doing it for a whille with HostGator Affiliate program. Till now, I’ve earned $3,500 with HostGator affiliate program. On the other hand, I’ve paid less then $400 as hosting cost to HostGator. Here is a screenshot of my HostGator earnings.

HostGator Affiliate Payment

If you aren’t aware about HostGator, here are some information for you. HostGator is one of the most popular web hosting companies all over the world. It offers unlimited web hosting with top-notch support, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and 45-day money-back guarantee. It hosts  more that 9,000,000 domains. 

HostGator popularity makes it easier for me to promote them. As  a happy customer of HostGator, I recommend other to buy hosting from HostGator. It’s a win-win deal. People get quality hosting and I get commission. In this post, I will be talking about how to make money with HostGator affiliate program.

Why to Join HostGator Affiliate Program?

Here’s why you’ll love HostGator affiliate.

  • Free Affiliate Membership – You don’t have to have a hosting account to join affiliate. It’s open for all and free. I would suggest you to use HostGator hosting before recommending to others.
  • Make Up to $125 Per Sale – HostGator pays $50-$125 per sale. It depends on the number of your refferals. The more you refer, the higher commission you get.

Hostgator Affiliate Commission

  • High Conversion Rate – As I said it’s one of the most popular web hosts, conversion rate is high.
  • Great Support – HostGator has a dedicated affiliate team to assist you. Whenever you need any help just them an E-mail.
  • Easy Payment Options – You can get paid by Check or Paypal. Paypal is easier option.

How to Get Started with HostGator Affiliate

Getting started is easy and anyone can do that. Just follow these simple steps.

1. Go to HostGator.Com. Click on ‘Affiliates’ from upper right.

2. Then you’ll be landed on Affiliate page, click on ‘Sign Up Today!’ button.

3. Fill out your account information and click on ‘Continue’.

4. Once you’ve signed up, go to your account information and update your payment setting.

That’s it, now you are a HostGator affiliate.

How to Make Money With HostGator Affiliate Program

Let’s see how to make money with HostGator Affiliate Program. I’ve already shared a detailed post on how to make money with web hosting affiliate program. I would suggest you to read that post.

Here are some specific tips to generate sales from HostGator affiliate.

1. Create Custom Coupon and Promote

HostGator allows you to create custom coupon codes for your readers. If someone uses your custom coupon code while signing up, you’ll get the commission regardless of whether the user followed your affiliate link or not.

Currently you can create two types of coupon codes, one for $9.94 off for first month and another one for 25% OFF on total purchase. Here at RoadToBlogging, I’ve create coupon code  “RTBHOSTING25” to get 25% siscount. If you are going to buy hosting from HostGator, use this coupon code. Never use your own coupon code for signing up.

hostgator custom coupon code

Once you’ve created coupon code, start promoting it your blog and social networking site. Here is an example, how I promote coupon code on my blog.

HostGator Coupon Code – Maximum Discount

2. Promote Special Day Offers

HostGator offers crazy discounts on Special Days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, President’s day etc. You can promote those offers on your blog. As most of the time those discounts are huge, people don’t want to miss the chance.

If you can promote those offers properly, you can expect some quick sales.

3. Write a Review

If you are a HostGator customer, share your hosting experience with your readers. Write ah honest review and give some reasons why your readers should try HostGator hosting.

Never use too much promotional speech on your review post. It decreases your blog’s credibility. Here’s my HostGator Review.

4. Use Banners on Header/Sidebar

HostGator has some awesome banners (Check here). You can use those banners on your blog. These banners are highly optimized for conversion.

If your blog niche is not related with web hosting, you can use a small banner with text like Powered by/ Hosted by.

5. Offer Incentive

You might have noticed that many bloggers offer Free WordPress Install service. They will set up your WordPress blog instead you have to buy hosting with their affiliate link. It’s win-win situation.

You can also offer this type of incentive, not importantly this one. You can also offer a free premium theme, ebook, blog consultation etc.

>>>Join HostGator Affiliate Program<<<

Hope this post will help you to make money from HostGator. Do let us know if you know any other techniques to generate more sales. Don’t forget to share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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  • Thanks for letting me know.
    Getting commision through affiliate is a bit tough.
    But when you get it’s tooo much.

  • DOK Simon says:

    Very insightful , we all know that it is quite difficult to earn a lot from affiliate programs as this.. If there is any easy way of making affiliate work for you please let us now but I should thank you already for sharing this part of your information with us.

  • Md Tajuddin says:

    This is very difficult to make money by affiliate marketing in hostgator…. But you get it’s tooo much.

  • Prakash says:

    Your article is awesome and you earned much also from hostgator.
    I am also affiliate of hostgator. It is very difficult to make money by affiliate marketing in hostgator

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yes, it’s tough. But you’ll get your first affiliate sale real soon if you promote them consistently.

  • Vjay says:

    Yes its tough to earn through affiliate but once you have good amount of visitors to your blog you will automatically start to earn without any much more efforts.

    Anyways this article is very useful for those who wants to earn money online.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Vijay, it’s just matter of time. And you don’t have to have much traffic to get affilate sales. All you need to do, selecting proper product/service and doing proper promotion.

      If you don’t get your first sale yet, I’d suggest you to read this post:

  • Ahmad Rasheed says:

    Hi Istiak Rayhan,

    Bro I need your assistance. Whenever I click “Campaigns” > “Promo Codes” and create a new coupon, it says request is declined by the impact radius team (after 24 hours).I don’t know why? I want to create 0.01$ 1st month hosting coupon code for my account. I am a regular visitor of your blog. kindly do reply me :)

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Actually I am an old HG affiliate and I am still using the default HG Affiliate System. So I have no idea how it works on Impact Radius. All I can suggest you to contact with Impact Radius about the issue.

  • Rahul Yadav says:

    Your article is very useful. I have one question. If anyone only purchase hosting from HostGator using an affiliate link or coupon and linked it from other domain which he purchased from other service providers like go-daddy etc. then an affiliate get a commission or not?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yes, you will get the commission if the user buys hosting from HostGator and domain from GoDaddy. HostGator doesn’t offer any commission for domain name.

  • sai chand says:

    Nice article Istiak .
    Are the commission rates and minimum payouts same for & hostgator.IN?

  • Hello Istiak Rayhan,
    Your writing skills are simple and great, which anybody can understand, even just beginner can learn from your tutorials.

    I’m making already decent amount of money with my other blog and now I stated two more Blogs after seeing the Success of Ease Bedding Dot Com.

    I had my first sale with siteground for $50, despite of having very very little traffic, because blog is only two months old.

    So going to Join some more Hosting Companies; such as Hostgator, because, it was my first hosting, where my blog was started and I know they are good to promote them.


  • Digember says:

    Thanks for the great information. I have applied for Hostgator affiliate program and hope they will approve my blog. Thanks

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